Events to watch for in October include: Main Library Book Club: The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd, Getting the Most out of Your Visit with your Doctor, Sunday Concert Series: Ellipsis Trio and more.
October events for kids include Dads and Donuts Returns!, Open Lego Build, and Book Buddy Reading to Dogs.

Due to improvements being made to our HVAC and energy systems, the upstairs non-fiction areas and study rooms will be off limits from October 4-18.
Please consider getting your desired items from these sections ASAP!
The Reference Desk will still be available during this time to answer your questions and request materials for you from other Minuteman libraries.

Work Underway – Expect Delays
A much anticipated major renovation of the Main Library’s ceilings lighting, and heating/cooling systems will begin during the month of September. While we are making these major improvements, it may result in delays or loss of access to portions of the collection and technology. When completed, this project will result in a brighter and more comfortable library environment for everyone!

We ask for your patience and understanding during this time. Please check the Library website regularly for updates on how this project may affect your daily use of the Library. We do apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you during this period. We look forward to the completion of this project and sharing fully with you these exciting enhancements to Framingham’s public library.  

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Did You Know
The Creation Station computer offers access to advanced software applications such as Adobe Creative Suite, and Microsoft Project, Visio, and Visual Studio. Please see staff at our Reference Department to get started.
  Creation Station
The Friends of the Framingham Library graciously provided funding for much of the Creation Station.
McAuliffe Branch Building Project
New McAuliffe Branch Construction News
The Framingham Public Library Foundation completed a highly successful Buy a Brick fundraiser for the new McAuliffe Branch Library with a final total of 625 bricks sold, raising $55,000 for the new Branch construction! Thank you to everyone who participated in the success of this project!

The opportunity to become a part of the new Library is still open to all. Please consider a donation to help the Library become the best that it can be. Christa used the Branch Library as a child, and the Library will continue to be a living tribute to her dedication to education, not only providing the resources needed for lifelong learning, but adding a much needed community meeting space to provide programs and an area for local groups to meet. For more information, please contact Ruth Winett, President of the Framingham Public Library Foundation, at 508-877-1038, or visit   
The Framingham Public Library Foundation is actively fundraising for the new McAuliffe Project and long-term for the entire Library System. The Foundation's Fundraising Committee is looking for volunteers to help us meet our target.
For more information please call or email:
Ruth Winett
Framingham Public Library Foundation
A ceremony was held at the Framingham Public Library to accept the first of five checks from the state to build the new McAuliffe Branch Library in Framingham.
MBLC Check Ceremony
In attendance were three Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC), Mary Ann Cluggish, Mary Rose Quinn, Gregory Shesko and Celeste Bruno, MBLC staff, Sen. Karen Spilka, Rep. Chris Walsh, Rep. Tom Sannicandro and Rep. Tom Conroy, Town Manager Robert Halpin, Selectmen Dennis Giombetti (Chair) and Michael Bower, Moderator Terri Banerjee and Framingham Library Trustees Elizabeth Fideler (Chair), Sam Klaidman, Chris Walsh and Director Mark Contois.
Please click here for a update about the New McAuliffe Branch Library

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New! Download magazines with Zinio. No holds, no checkout periods, and no limit to the number of magazines you can download.
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New! Get ready for your Permit Test with free online practice exams!
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Teen Advisers needed
for the 2014–2015 school year!

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The Homework Center is open!
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Food Drive at the Main Library
Help to stock the shelves of the Hope Worldwide Framingham Food Pantry. The Hope Food Pantry is located at 214 Concord Street in downtown Framingham. Please click here for details.
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The library offers passes to a variety of local attractions - and you can reserve your passes online

SOAR 55, Service Opportunities After Reaching 55
If you are 55 plus and interested in exploring how local volunteering can expand your world, SOAR 55 will provide you with a professional and personal volunteer search for an assignment that matches your skills, interests and schedule. Please click here for details.
  Book Talk: We Recommend
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McAuliffe Branch   ·   10 Nicholas Rd.   ·   Framingham, MA 01701   ·   508-532-5636


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